Arsenal may be Champions League veterans, now playing in the elite European competition for the 15th straight campaign, and Montpellier only just starting out having won the Ligue 1 title in May, but Wenger warned against any complacency tomorrow night when taking on a side who have lost three from the first five domestic games. The belongings of the former England goalkeeper, who declared bankruptcy in May, were put on the market by court-appointed trustees to raise funds for creditors of James’ estate, the largest of which is HM Revenue and Customs. Former team-mate Stan Collymore, who played with James at Liverpool, said the goalkeeper had a tendency to throw away his money as if he’d be earning it for ever. Owen didn’t play as much as he would have liked during three injury-disrupted seasons but the former Liverpool man did enjoy a few highlights in the shirt of his first club’s big rivals.
A former England captain, he’s also his country’s most-capped outfield player (115) and represented Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Old Trafford. He won four Premier Leagues at Old Trafford and two FA Cups (clinching the Double twice) and will forever be a hero to the red half of Manchester. After being signed from Wigan Athletic on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee in January 2008, his energetic performances soon attracted attention from a range of high-profile clubs before he eventually signed for United in June 2009. He’s a two-time Premier League champion. It pains me more than anyone not being able to be a champion with Argentina, but that’s the way it is. Well, it was more of a swagger but he backed it up with some beautiful goals after signing from Leeds. His initial deal was for two years and he signed on for a third but played just four times – scoring three goals – in that final season. Before Real Madrid paid a then-world-record £80m to take him to the Bernabeu, he had won the Premier League three years in a row, the Champions League, one FA Cup, two League Cups and the Club World Cup.
A good start saw him take the club’s monthly award for October but he struggled from then. Was shipped off to PSG at the end of the season widely regarded as one of the worst signings in the club’s history. Mario Ledesma coached the team to its first victory over the New Zealand champions in the club’s 35 year history. Fondly known as ‘Captain Marvel’ by United supporters – he became the longest-serving skipper in their history – Robson’s apparent endless stamina and creative approach made him a notable natural talent. All Blacks captain Sam Cane. Argentina captain Messi didn’t want to expand too much at the team hotel on Friday, saying he made a mistake with the Instagram post, but only because it is so close to the Copa America final. And then I hear the Pope saying that the Church was concerned about poor kids. Then the manager called me and said he’d signed Teddy Sheringham and he wanted No 10. There wasn’t really a conversation to be honest! The plane went down about 30 miles from Medellin, in a remote mountain area called Cerro Gordo. It is time for World Rugby to lay down the law when it comes to Test kits.
It was the third consecutive year Dibaba had set an indoor world record in Stockholm, having previously set the 3,000 and 5,000 meter records. STOCKHOLM (AP) – Genzebe Dibaba set a new world record in the indoor mile on Wednesday, beating a record that had stood for 26 years. Meanwhile, world championship silver medalist Shara Proctor was beaten into third place in the long jump by fellow Briton, Lorraine Ugen. Canadian Tim Nedow threw a personal best 21.33 meters to win the men’s shot put, beating Poland’s Michal Haratyk into second and German Lauro of Argentina into third. In other events on a dramatic night, Adam Kszczot of Poland finished strongly to overtake Qatar’s Musaeb Balla on the home straight to win the 800 meters in a world leading time of 1:45.63. Mohamed Aman of Ethiopia was third. The All Blacks are coming to town in a few weeks and there is the small matter of a Six Nations title to defend but make no mistake about it, everything going forward will be geared towards next year’s World Cup. A Premier League title and League Cup were added to his medal collection in 2010-11 and who can forget his winner against neighbours Manchester City, deep into injury-time just a few weeks into his first campaign.